Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, pappy, brother, and friend.
Across the years we have walked with you, and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too, we will hold your hand.
Our dearly loved Burgess "Bud" Johnson, 92, entered the gates of heaven to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, December. 15, 2022. Bud was born to Harry and Lottie Johnson on Feb. 16, 1930, in Mullens, West Virginia. He met his best friend and love of his life, Anna Marie Johnson, in Aalen, Germany, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army in 1953. They married in 1955 and walked hand in hand the next 54 years of their lives. He continued to serve his country for 20 years before retiring to work as a civilian government employee at Holloman Air Force Base.
Bud was devoted selflessly to his family. He enjoyed building and flying remote controlled airplanes, dancing, playing Bingo, watching the Dallas Cowboys play, and what he called, "going to work" at the casino.
Survivors include his four sons, Harry Johnson, Harold Johnson, Don Johnson and his wife, Dana, and George "Fred" Johnson and his wife Martha; two daughters, Gloria Stone and her husband, Steve, and Dianna Jennings and her husband, Richard. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his loving wife, Anna Marie; parents, Harry and Lottie Johnson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Annemarie Sauter; daughter-in-laws Virginia "Ginny" Johnson and Hallie Johnson; and grandson Bradley Donald Johnson.
Graveside services will be conducted with Military Honors at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December. 22, 2022, with Pastor Justin Crispin officiating, at the Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo.
Directly following the service, there will be a reception at 2907 Hopi Trail, Alamogordo, NM. Friends are welcome to join the family to celebrate Bud's life.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. - Psalm 23:6.
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